House Passes HR 4133 Binding the US to Israel and Their War Agenda

Susanne Posel, Contributor Activist Post - Friday May25, 2012 Without any mainstream media coverage at all, the House of Representatives passed the United States – Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 (USIESC). The USIESC, written by Eric Cantor, claims there is a need to provide Israel with unlimited military and financial aid as a result of the disturbances caused by the Arab Spring. Israel will have an essentially unlimited amount of funds allocated to them through the Federal Reserve Bank. The country will also enjoy an “expanded role of NATO” that consists of an “enhanced presence at NATO headquarters and exercises”. The USIESC pledges the US government’s “commitment” to assist Israel in remaining a Jewish State; as well as protection from the UN if the UN Security Council resolves to hold Israel accountable to international laws. The US government’s counter-terrorism unit will also aid Israel by any means. This USIESC asserts that “supported by the American people” the US government will “repeatedly affirm the special bond between the United States and Israel” and that the two countries have “shared values and shared interests.” If there were ever language to suppose that there were a merging of these two nations, the USIESC fits that bill. The Executive Summary of USIESC says that “the following actions to assist in the defense of Israel” are: 1. Provide Israel such support as may be necessary to increase development and production of joint missile defense systems, particularly such systems that defend the urgent threat posed to Israel and United States forces in the region. 2. Provide Israel assistance specifically for the production and procurement of the Iron Dome defense system for purposes of intercepting short-range missiles, rockets, and projectiles launched against Israel. 3. Provide Israel defense articles and defense services through such mechanisms as appropriate, to include air refueling tankers, missile defense capabilities, and specialized munitions. 4. Allocate additional weaponry and munitions for the forward-deployed United States stockpile in Israel. 5. Provide Israel additional surplus defense articles and defense services, as appropriate, in the wake of the withdrawal of United States forces from Iraq. 6. Strengthen efforts to prevent weapons smuggling into Gaza pursuant to the 2005 Agreement on Movement and Access following the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza and to protect against weapons smuggling and terrorist threats from the Sinai Peninsula. 7. Offer the Israeli Air Force additional training and exercise opportunities in the United States to compensate for Israel’s limited air space. 8. Expand Israel’s authority to make purchases under the Foreign Military Financing program on a commercial basis. 9. Seek to enhance the capabilities of the United States and Israel to address emerging common threats, increase security cooperation, and expand joint military exercises. 10. Encourage an expanded role for Israel within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), including an enhanced presence at NATO headquarters and exercises. 11. Support extension of the long-standing loan guarantee program for Israel, recognizing Israel’s unbroken record of repaying its loans on time and in full. 12. Expand already-close intelligence cooperation, including satellite intelligence, with Israel.

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